A Trump presidency means “business as usual” is over for the mainstream media.
That’s what incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.
When asked if Donald Trump will continue the tradition of regular White House press conferences, Spicer said Trump may likely use social media to communicate directly with the American people.
“Do you expect him to keep up a regular and as energetic a series of press conferences as previous presidents?” Hewitt asked Thursday. Spicer replied (check out an audio snippet below):
I think the thing that you’ve seen with Donald Trump is that he doesn’t, he doesn’t look to the past and say, ‘I’ve got to conform to these precedents’ … And so maybe we do a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town halls, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter.
… There are also some new opportunities that we can be utilizing to bring more people into the process and have a conservation with the American people and not just limit it through the filter of the mainstream media.
Of course, liberal mainstream media is clutching its pearls at the thought that they (the middle man) may get cut out of the loop should Trump decide to communicate directly to the American people. Gasp!
Less than a month before inauguration:
1) No tax returns
2) No divestment
3) No press conferences
"It's fine, just give him a chance!"
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) December 29, 2016
While the panicked media have been urging Trump to stop tweeting when he takes office, his supporters hope he continues, saying Twitter is the best way for him to get his message out to the world, unfiltered by media spin.
Trump loyalists say the “lying liberal press” is just upset because they’ve lost control of the narrative, and as president he can bypass them and communicate directly to millions of people.
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